p.2 On the Alert - One of the Customs' officials seeing a rakish looking craft cruising off the head of Simcoe Island yesterday, took his skiff and gave chase, and as the wind calmed down overhauled her off Long Point, just before entering American waters, boarded her and brought her back to Kingston for a breach of the Customs' laws. She hails from Oswego.
Yachting - The Dauntless and Lady Blanche sailed in company at noon yesterday for the favourite cruising grounds amongst the Thousand Islands. The first named yacht carried the following crew: D.B. Robertson, F.C. Ridley, F.S. Campbell, P.H. Hambly, A. Diamond, C.G. Kelso, W.F. Kelso, R.J. Bell, M. Jellett, and W. Black, Sailing master. The crew of the Lady Blanche is as follows: G.F. Pretty, Captain; Hugh Thompson, Sailing-master, W. Weese, cook, W. Hargraves, R. Pretty, and W. Perkins. The Enid will leave on Saturday, and the Zephyr on Monday, so that our harbour will be deserted for some days. [Belleville Intelligencer]
The steamer Shannon of Picton is at the shipyard for repairs.
Holcomb & Stewart - tug Wren left for Montreal with schr. Thistle, loaded with deals, from Cheboygan for Quebec, and four barges.
J. Swift's - strs. Algerian, from Montreal; Spartan, from Hamilton; Magnet left for Charlotte; Armenia for Picton, and Simon Davis for Smith's Falls; prop. Canada for Montreal.
Montreal Transportation Co. - barge Acacia, 18,975 bush. wheat and 50,000 bush. feet lumber; Milwaukee, 22,944 bush. corn, and Kinghorn, 7,380 bush. wheat and 10,243 bush. pease left for Montreal.
G.M. Millar & Co. - barge Alice Pacey left for Montreal with 14,400 bush. wheat and 50 tons phosphate.
Port Colborne, Aug. 3rd - Up - schrs. W. Raynor, Oswego, Toledo, coal; L. Parsons, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; Manzanilla, St. Catharines, Cleveland, light; Mary Merritt, Kingston, Cheboygan, light; Nevada, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Clayton Belle, Rochester, Chicago, coal; Republic, Clayton, Toledo, light; W. Young, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; Austin, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; Cascade, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; props. Dominion, Montreal, Windsor, railroad iron; Lawrence, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.
Down - schrs. E.R. Williams, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; Pandora, Chicago, Edwardsburg, grain; Samana, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Two Friends, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Annie Craig, Bay City, Garden Island, staves; Almeda, Black River, Toronto, coal; Dundee, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Montpelier, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; John Wesley, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Emerald, Cheboygan, Collinsby, timber; Agnes Hope, Cleveland, Port Hope, coal; Garibaldi, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Defiance, Ashtabula, St. Catharines, coal; Senator Blood, Port Huron, Oswego, lumber; J.S. Austin, Bay City, Clayton, timber; prop. Maine, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.
In Harbour - schrs. Clayton Belle, W. Young and D. Sharp.
p.3 Customs Imports - Aug. 4th - Schr. Morning Star, Oswego, John Kerr, 122 tons coal.